May 8, 2012

Vintage Lace and Another Lovely...

Recently, my dear friend, Marydon asked me to create a little pillow to fit inside a vintage, lace pillow cover she owns. I told her I'd be thrilled to make one for her.

When she sent it to me, she had tucked a little "thank you" into the package. A sweet, china teacup and saucer!
I love chickadees! This one is nestled among holly leaves and berries and is so pretty! What a nice gesture, but so unnecessary as I was happy to create the cover for my friend without compensation.

I pulled some beautiful, champagne-colored silk and then stuffed the pillow form with organic wool. I purposely made the pillow with enough room to avoid putting pressure on the precious lace.
I carefully slipped the lace cover onto the form and buttoned it closed. Then, I snapped a photograph with the teacup and saucer to share with you before I sent the pillow back to Marydon. I hope she likes it, but I also promised her a pink cushion if she'd rather have her favorite color under the lace.

Thank you, Marydon for letting me hold that gorgeous lace in my hands! I think I'll sit down with a cuppa tea in my new set now to celebrate this finished project for a friend.

16 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Absolutly beautiful and a wonderful gesture to send the teacup and saucer!!

Stitching Noni said...

I'm not sure what I'm drooling over the most - the beautiful lace or the sweet teacup. What a lovely thank you gift! ;0)

laurajane said...

Beautiful lace,and lovely cup and saucer.
A pair of very good and thoughtful friends.xxxx
Hope mum and dad Bert are still enjoying there holiday here in England.xx

Sharon said...

The pillow cover is lovely! You're the best, Donna!

Claudia said...

It is so lovely. Marydon will absolutely love it!


Shirley said...

Donna, Such a beautiful piece of lace and the cup and saucer is so pretty. I would love to be the receiver of such a lovely present. I know that she will absolutely love it. Well off to work so have a wonderful day. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

Jane said...

How lovely - the gorgeous lace pillow and the cup & saucer! Champagne silk sounds so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

The pillow is beautiful, Donna, and so is the bird teacup. Both are treasures.

XO Diane

Createology said...

So very sweet of Marydon to send you a thank you teacup. Your champagne silk is beautiful under that dreamy lace cover. Blissful...

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

What a "Beautiful Story" about "Beautiful Ladies" with big hearts and Loving gestures... I (((Love))) old lace. The little pillow you created for her is a masterpiece...AND you can sit back and admire with your adorable little cup and saucer(I LOVE my chickadees too). I can hear them outside my window.
This story is "WHY" I love blogging so dearly!
Happy Mother's Day Week to you,
Big Hugs,

Marydon said...

What a surprise! I didn't expect to find you writing about it. I've had that little lace coverlet for years. It is so fine & delicate. Those wee pearl buttons on the back. I love it. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART for doing this for little old me. I will share pictures tonight when Harold can post them for me.

This gem looks fabulous on the bed nestled with 2 others. You'll love it. And thank you for not doing pink, this room is all neutrals & blue. Soon I will share this room also. Just got done redoing it.

And, now I tip my cup of tea to join you in our friendship ... hugs to you my friend.

Happy Mother's Day ~
Hugs & appreciation ~

Minimiss said...

That's the most beautiful lace pillow and it would look lovely with almost any colour behind it. There is nothing better than enjoying a cuppa out of fine china.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Gorgeous, Donna!
Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day this weekend!
Hugs, Tina

Sherri said...

Very beautiful Donna! I love chickadees too, must be why we hit it off so well!

Michelle May said...

That's beautiful. Just beautiful.

Terri Sue said...

what fun to be able to get your hands on such beautiful lace if only for a bit. the pillow came out looking lovely. i've always loved little chickadees. even wrote a rhyme about them once which i can call up in my head in an instance. do you remember kapok? that is what i use for all my stuffin.


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